Menen and mening are a bit different from their English counterparts so I thought I'd make a note.
Surely, they both must share a common root, but now have slightly different meanings.
Look at the etymology:
O.E. mænan "to mean, intend, signify; tell, say; complain, lament"
M.Du. meenen, Du. menen, Ger. meinen "think, suppose, be of the opinion".
Menen: to believe
Mening: opinion, belief